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Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

[Derek DeVaughn; Mason Smith; Brian Warren]

Associate

The Post-Secondary Electrical Technology program prepares individuals to install, operate, maintain, and repair electrically-energized systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric wiring, and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Instruction in the use of test equipment is included.

The Electrical Technology instructional emphasis is on theory, circuits, testing, schematic/blueprint drawing and reading, digital principles design basics, motor and control devices, and wire installation with construction and industrial equipment.

Prerequisite

Applicants are required to earn the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) prior to program entry.  A National Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing three WorkKeys Assessments: Applied Math, Workplace Documents, and Graphic Literacy.  The WorkKeys assessments are available through the Adult Education Departments:  http://www.nemcc.edu/workforce/ae

  • Applicants are required to earn the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) at the Silver level.  Scores are based on median level occupational profiles as listed by the ACT Job Profiler.  http://profiles.keytrain.com/profile_search

Applicants with a score less than silver level on the CRC may appeal for entry into the program.  The applicant must submit an appeal in writing to the office of the Associate Vice President of Career and Technical Education.  The written request must specify the reason that the decision is unacceptable.  In addition, the applicant must specify the facts that should be considered that would justify a different decision by the Program Committee.  A majority vote by the Program Committee will constitute a final decision.  Appeals must be received by July 31st for entrance to the program in the Fall semester.

 



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CTE-1143
Fundamentals of Electrical Cons. Manu
3

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills associated with all electrical courses. Safety, basic tools, special tools, equipment, and an introduction to simple AC and DC circuits will be included. Two hours lecture and two hour laboratory.

ELT-1143
AC/DC Circuits for Electrical
3

Principles and theories associated with AC and DC circuits in the electrical trades. Includes the study of electrical circuits, laws and formulas, and the use of test equipment to analyze AC and DC circuits. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ELT-1113
Residential/Light Comm Wiring
3

This course provides advanced skills related to the wiring of multifamily and small commercial buildings. This course includes instruction and practice in service entrance installation, specialized circuits, and the use of commercial raceways. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

MAT-1313*
College Algebra
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or above or MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes inequalities; functions, linear and quadratic equations; circles, and their graphs; applications; polynomial and rational function; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. Three hours lecture.

EL-T-ELECT
Technical Elective
3

An advisor approved elective in the technical field.

*MAT1233 Intermediate Algebra and PHY 2244 Physcial Science Survey I can be used in place of MAT 1313 College Algebra.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ELT-1263
Electrical Drawing & Schematic
3

This course introduces architectural, industrial, mechanical, and electrical symbols needed to read blueprints and schematics diagrams. Prints and drawings associated with electrical wiring will be studied. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ELT-1213
Electrical Power
3

This course provides skills related to electrical motors and their installation. This course includes instruction and practice in using the different types of motors, transformers, and alternators. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ELT-1123
Commercial & Industrial Wiring
3

This course provides instruction and practice in the installation of commercial and industrial electrical services including the types of conduit and other raceways, NEC code requirements, and three-phase distribution networks Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ELT-1253
Branch Cir & Serv Ent Calc
3

The course is designed to teach students the calculations of circuit sizes for all branch circuits and service entrances in all electrical installation. Proper use of the National Electrical Code will be required. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture.



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ELT-2613
Programmable Logic Controllers
3

This course provides instruction and practice in the use of programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) in modern industrial settings. This course includes instruction in the operating principles of PLC’s and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLC’s. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IMM-1243
Mechanical Industrial Maintenance I
3

This course includes advanced trade math, precision measuring tools, installing bearings, and installing couplings.One hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

IMM-1313
Prin of Hydraulics & Pneumati
3

Instruction in basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics and the inspection, maintenance, and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ELT-1413
Motor Control Systems
3

This is a course in the installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to diagram, wire, and troubleshoot the different circuits and mechanical control devices. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

SPT-1113
Public Speaking
3

Study and practice in making speeches for a variety of public forums. Major emphasis is placed on effective speech preparation and delivery. Three hours lecture.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ELT-2623
Advanced Prog Logic Controller
3

(Prerequisites: ELT 2613 and ELT 1413) This course is an advanced PLC course that provides instruction in the various operations, installations, and maintenance of electric motor controls. Also, information in such areas as sequencer, program control, block transfer used in analog input and output programming, and logical and conversion instructions. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ELT-2113
Equip Maint Trblshoot & Repair
3

Maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, use of technical manuals and test equipment, and inspection/evaluation/repair of equipment. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ELT-2423
Solid State Motor Control
3

This course deals with the principles and operation of solid state motor control. This course includes instruction and practice in the design, installation, and maintenance of different solid state devices for motor control. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. Three hours lecture.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose any Social or Behavioral Science course in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology.

Total Hours: 63



 

CIP: 460302

Program of Study Code: 7603